Nightjars (Caprimulgidae)

Band-tailed Nighthawk (Nyctiprogne leucopyga) - HBW 5, p. 336

French: Engoulevent leucopyge German: Bindenschwanz-Nachtschwalbe Spanish: Añapero Colibandeado

Taxonomy: Caprimulgus leucopygus Spix, 1825, wooded shores of the Amazon.
Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • pallida Phelps & Phelps, Jr., 1952 - W & C Venezuela and possibly NE Colombia.
  • leucopyga (Spix, 1825) - E Venezuela E through the Guianas and N Brazil.
  • exigua Friedmann, 1945 - S Venezuela and E Colombia.

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  • pallida Phelps & Phelps, Jr., 1952 - W & C Venezuela and possibly NE Colombia.
  • leucopyga (Spix, 1825) - E Venezuela E through the Guianas and N Brazil.
  • exigua Friedmann, 1945 - S Venezuela and E Colombia.
  • latifascia Friedmann, 1945 - extreme S Venezuela.
  • majuscula Pinto & Camargo, 1952 - W & C Brazil and N & E Bolivia; recently recorded in NE Peru.